List by Month: 12-2017

A 2nd Republican is getting into the race for PA'S Lt. governor

12.20.17 | Brandon Dickson

Ex-state Representative Gordon Denlinger of Lancaster County says he'll seek the party's nomination in next year's election. The 54-year-old trained accountant served 12 years in the House. Already seeking the nomination is suburban...

PA's governor has signed a bill to regulate addiction recovery houses

12.20.17 | Brandon Dickson

Senate Bill 446 gives the state department of drug and alcohol programs the authority to license or certify recovery homes that receive public funds or referrals from state, county, or federal agencies. Among other things, the new law requires...

Gov. Cuomo is stepping up security at bridges, tunnels, and airports as Christmas nears

12.20.17 | Bob Price

Andrew Cuomo notes the state has "radiation detection equipment that is going to be deployed. We have canines that are trained to detect chemicals." The governor says the stepped up security is not born out of any increase in terrorism chatter...

Gov. Wolf vetoes the plan to ban abortions after 20 weeks in Pennsylvania

12.19.17 | Brandon Dickson

Tom Wolf says Senate Bill 3 is "an attempt to pass the most extreme anti-choice legislation in the country." The measure would have banned abortions after 20 weeks, except in the rarest of circumstances. Randall Wenger, Chief Counsel of...

NY state troopers are putting a new spin on a blue Christmas

12.19.17 | Brandon Dickson

The police officers stopped by the Bernard and Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Med with toys for the kids and even brought a couple search and rescue dogs for them to meet. The troopers also donated lunch for the doctors...

Tipped workers in NY might soon see their hourly pay bumped up to minimum wage

12.19.17 | Brandon Dickson

Current law allows employers to pay lower than minimum wage to those who receive tips, such as food service employees. Governor Cuomo will make the pitch for the added pay in his State of the State speech next month. More than 70% of all...

PA Sen. Daylin Leach has ended his bid for one of Pennsylvania's congressional seats

12.19.17 | Brandon Dickson

The Montgomery County Democrat facing accusations of inappropriate behavior with several former female staffers-- posted the announcement on his Facebook page Monday afternoon, saying: "While I've always been a gregarious person, it's...

NY Sen. Schumer is calling for bomb-detection units at busy travel spots

12.18.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Screening devices that detect suicide vests, similar to the one that exploded in subway tunnel last week, are being tested in Las Angeles, but Senator Chuck Schumer says the feds should speed up plans to use the technology nationwide. He’s...

Fed judge in PA chips away at an exemption to Obamacare's birth control mandate

12.18.17 | Brandon Dickson

A federal judge in Pennsylvania has granted a preliminary injunction blocking President Trump's broadening of the religious exemption to Obamacare's birth control mandate. The exemption allowed groups, like the Little Sisters of the Poor, to...

Gov. Wolf calls for a state senator to resign following allegations

12.18.17 | Brandon Dickson

56-Year-old Sen. Daylin Leach has been accused of inappropriate jokes and touching. Leach denies the allegations, but the Democratic governor says Leach's "conduct can not be excused."